Cess Padilla – Contributor
In winter seasons, a lot of people probably are on vacation, chatting up in their local coffee shop, having friends over, partying with close friends, meeting new people and etc. Whatever your excuse is this will definitely heat up your cold days. A lot of people love to drink, going to bars and clubs with friends and co-workers and partying all night. Whatever you prefer beer, vodka, tequila, rum or others you can have it in different kind of ways.
Alcoholic drinks are always the fuel of a great party even in different events and holidays, it’s always present. It’s like beers in Octoberfest, Eggnogs in Christmas or Champagne in New Years Day. We can say that it’s been a part of every happening in our lives, sad, angry, happy and celebrating each single moment of our lives. And because it’s already winter, here are some cocktails you’ll definitely want to try to warm you up:
This holiday season, a lot of people bought wines to brighten up their prepared foods. Wines are a great to enhance the flavor of the food. Acid and oil go together. Wines are popular in US, Canada and the UK. Most of the people there buy wines to come along with their meals. In holidays, wine stores are fully stocked with these wonderful concoctions because it usually goes out in this time of year.
If you are a wine lover then you must have already tasted Sicilian Wines. Legend says that Dionysus (Greek; Bacchus in Roman myth) brought pleasure to humans and wine to Sicily. Dionysus is known as the god of wine. This place is truly a paradise of great wines. Syrah, Etna Rosso, Nero D’Avola, Cerasuolo di Vittoria are some of the Sicilian red wines. Although reds are in rage right now, you should also treat yourself with whites such as Carricante, Bianco D’Alcamo, Grillo, Inzolia, Chardonnay, Cataratto, and Grecanico.
Of course, who will forget beer cocktails! Confused? Beer is popular not only in the US and UK. It is also popular in places like in the Philippines. Discover the new mixology. To make it more atypical, why not try a frothy beer cocktail will definitely make your day. You might have heard of Michelada, a lager can cut sweetness, while sour ale adds a kick, or Shandy. But how about Shock Me?
Shock Me Cocktail (bonappetit.com)
1/4 cup brown ale
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 teaspoon Southern Comfort
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
Plop ice (a lot, if you want) into the mix and stir gently.
Transfer into a lowball glass (an Old Fashioned glass will do nicely), straining as you go.
Now, get ready to be shocked.
Or would you like to try something citrusy? Beggar’s Banquet is a perfect choice.
Beggar’s Banquet (Liquor.com)
2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
.25 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
.75 oz. Maple Syrup
2 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
Old Speckled Hen Beer
Orange Half Wheel
Add all the ingredients, except the beer, to a shaker and filled with ice.
Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.
Top with beer and garnish with an orange half wheel.
Have fun and enjoy!
A special thanks to Cess Padilla for contributing this article to THE POUR!
Cess Padilla is a SEO Specialist and currently handling Learn2serve.com, a 360training.com portal for Alcohol Server License, Food Safety Manager and Food Handlers Certification. She has been in the field for almost 3 years and a half now and has helped bring traffic and revenue to 360training portals. You can follow her on her twitter account @360cesspadilla
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